NEWS: Chris Bryden now qualified to offer Bar Direct Access course. See the link on the Seminars page below

Welcome to my site

Welcome to the website of Chris Bryden, a barrister called to the bar of England and Waleand practising out of the Chambers of Timothy Raggatt QC at 4 King's Bench Walk, Temple, London.


The purpose of this site is to showcase the various services that I can offer to 

clients, both professional, and members of the public directly under the Bar Direct

Public Access Scheme.


Visitors to this site will therefore find information on how I can be instructed directly by members of the public without the use of a solicitor, as well as details of Seminars aimed at solicitors, HR professionals, students or businesses. In addition details of the various publications that I have authored and how to commission me to prepare written literature can be found here.


In particular this site has been created to allow members of the public to have access to representation by an experienced and effective barrister in circumstances where otherwise the costs of litigation would make this prohibitive, and to ensure that any prospective clients have all of the information that they need to make an informed decision as to the information that they need to conduct litigation.


Traditionally access to a barrister has been solely through a solicitor. However since 2004 members of the public have been able directly to instruct barristers. This potentially can lead to significant savings on legal costs.


I am prepared to consider any direct access case, either by way of advocacy skills or advisory services, so long as the same is within my competency. I am able to provide a highly competitive, expert service and will as a first step meet prospective clients in conference at no cost to determine the ambit of any case.